Date: November 7, 2023
Location: Main Library - Circulation
Hours: Part-Time (22.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 7, $14.64/hour, (Non-Exempt)

About the Library

Since 1874, the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) has been an essential community asset.  We’ve been recognized nationally as one of the finest public libraries in the United States due to our excellent customer service, collaborative community involvement, and high level of customer and employee satisfaction.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, voluntary benefits (health, dental, and vision), ASCPL-provided life insurance, and retirement through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

Duties & Responsibilities:

The ASCPL is hiring a Public Service Assistant II to support our Mission Statement to provide resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.  The PSA II works at least 75% of the workday at the public service desk and:

  • Greets customers in a friendly and accessible manner.
  • Assists customers in the selection and use of Library materials.
  • Understands, analyzes, and assists with answering varied reference questions.
  • Assists customers in utilizing Library technology.
  • Interprets the Library’s policies and procedures to the public in a customer-responsive manner.
  • Performs and trains other employees on cash handling and banking routines.
  • Collects fines and charges for payment, as needed.
  • Provides services to special populations, including card registration/rehabilitation at community events.
  • Maintains circulation records. Resolves customer disputes regarding their circulation record.
  • Registers and mails welcome packets to new customers.
  • Processes holds for customers.
  • Oversees SearchOhio, including packing, unpacking, and processing SearchOhio/OhioLink material.
  • Maintains supply stock and orders supplies as needed.
  • Performs all Shipping and Receiving Assistant duties, as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent with some college coursework or Associate’s degree.  Knowledge of customer interests related to Library materials, programs, and services.  Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom as they apply to public libraries.  Skill in customer service.  Ability to arrange materials in alphabetical and numerical order.  Lifting light objects (less than 25 pounds) and carrying them short distances (50 feet or less) and pushing Library materials carts up to 200 pounds.  Criminal background and education verification.

Preferred:  Bachelor’s degree.  Previous library work experience.

Deadline for Application:

Open until filled (preference given to candidates who apply within the first two weeks)

For consideration, applicants for this position must either submit a resume and a cover letter indicating previous applicable experience and training or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library.  Email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail them to: 

Human Resources
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326-0001

The Akron-Summit County Public Library Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.